Publications

Situation Report on Dry Season Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin: November 2020–May 2021

This Situation Report presents a preliminary analysis of the Lower Mekong River Basin hydro-meteorological conditions over the 2020–2021 dry season. It shows fluctuations in water levels in the upper reaches of the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR and Thailand, as well as low water volume stored in the Tonle Sap Lake. Rainfall in April–May was the highest on record for these months for the last 18 years in places. Overall, flows in the Mekong in the first five months of 2021 were also higher than the long-term average, except for December 2020 where flows in the Mekong mainstream were closer to normal. But river flows did not increase significantly.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.qx5yo1 | Published on: 30 Jun 2021 | Language: English

MRC Annual Report 2019: Part 1 Progress and Achievements

The Annual Report covers the key achievements and progress of the Mekong River Commission for 2019, the fourth year of implementation of the MRC Strategic Plan (MRC SP) 2016-2020.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg3u6 | Published on: 16 Jun 2020 | Language: English

Understanding the Mekong River's hydrological conditions: A brief commentary note on the "Monitoring the Quality of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions" study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams (2020)

This publication discusses the Mekong River’s hydrological conditions, as it attempts to offer a brief commentary on the “Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions” study by Alan Basist and Claude Williams.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4w9 | Published on: 21 Apr 2020 | Language: English

Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework

The Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework provides a consistent and streamlined approach to data collection, analysis and reporting, to help alert Member Countries to the key issues and trends and identify areas for further investigation and cooperation across five core dimensions (environment, social, economic, climate change and cooperation).

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4wi | Published on: 05 Feb 2020 | Language: English

Summary State of the Basin Report 2018

The State of Basin Report (SoBR) is a flagship product and an integral part of the MRC’s strategic planning cycle. Prepared every five years, the report assesses conditions within the basin and the impacts that development and use of the water and related natural resources are having. It is a basis for the Member Countries and other key stakeholders to discuss and determine appropriate actions for ensuring sustainable development of the Mekong basin.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4wl | Published on: 05 Feb 2020 | Language: English

Final Report Agricultural Land Use Monitoring (Pilot study in the Selected Areas in each member country)

This pilot study analyses driving forces of major agricultural land-use changes and its impacts on local people’s livelihoods, and provides key recommendations on basin-wide management and development in agriculture and irrigation sector.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg545 | Published on: 28 Jan 2020 | Language: English

Drought Management Strategy for the Lower Mekong Basin 2020-2025

The DMS 2020-2025 aims to address interests and needs in drought management and mitigation in the MRC Member Countries. It was formulated based on the objectives and strategic goals of the Drought Management Programme 2011-2015.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4ye | Published on: 16 Dec 2019 | Language: English

Summary of Minutes of the 26th Meeting of the MRC Council (Session 1)
26 November 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg4yh | Published on: 12 Dec 2019 | Language: English

State of the Basin Report 2018

The State of Basin Report (SoBR) is a flagship product and an integral part of the MRC’s strategic planning cycle. Prepared every five years, the report assesses conditions within the basin and the impacts that development and use of the water and related natural resources are having. It is a basis for the Member Countries and other key stakeholders to discuss and determine appropriate actions for ensuring sustainable development of the Mekong basin.

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg54f | Published on: 22 Oct 2019 | Language: English

Interactive report for the Council Study: Findings and Recommendations

This snapshot ้highlights key findings and recommendations of the Council Study, including on potential benefits and impacts of water resource developments in different sectors, and underlines needs and opportunities in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB).

Download | DOI: 10.52107/mrc.ajg58l | Published on: 23 Sept 2019 | Language: English

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